School’s Out Washington and  Best Starts for Kids (BSK) King County are partnering to implement the King County Professional Learning System.

This Professional Learning System offers open access to continuous learning opportunities for King County-based youth programs. These trainings encompass a variety of topics, including the Weikart Center’s Youth Program Quality Intervention workshops, equity and cultural responsiveness in youth programming, STEM, school-age child care basics, management, and much more.

Where to access trainings
The King County Professional Learning System training calendar (see below) will be updated quarterly and hold all trainings available through this system. We hope this supports organizations and individuals to better plan out their quality improvement and professional development opportunities. 

Who’s eligible
The system provides free and accessible professional development and training opportunities to organizations and/or individuals that are: 

  • BSK Strategy 5-24 grantees
  • BSK – OST grantees
  • Housing and Expanded Learning Opportunities (HELO) cohort members
  • City of Seattle (DEEL) cohort members
  • Licensed school-age CCAP providers
  • Licensed school-age childcare providers regardless of county (through partnership with Department of Children, Youth, & Families)

Note—during the Coronavirus pandemic SOWA is committed to supporting your organization and staff’s professional development and training needs. Until further notice all King County Professional Learning System trainings will be FREE and virtual to any youth development and/or educational professional regardless of geographic location, organization/company, or relationship to SOWA. 

Questions?

For questions about how to engage with this training system, contact  our King County Program Quality Manager, Janell Jordan,  at jjordan@schoolsoutwashington.org.

Questions regarding a specific training opportunity and/or registration, please email our training team at training@schoolsoutwashington.org

King County Professional Learning System Calendar

March 23 Sensory Processing  
March 27 **Insight Leadership Series – Part 2 – Lead as Facilitator 
March 30 PQA: Youth/ School-Aged Basics 
April 01  Chair-Based Yoga for Youth Development Professionals 
April 05  Closing Webinar–30 Hour STARS 
April 06 Chair-Based Yoga for Youth Development Professionals 
April 08 Chair-Based Yoga for Youth Development Professionals 
April 09 Thriving as a Leader in Changing Times
April 10 Insight Leadership Series Part III: Leader as Creator 
April 13 Chair-Based Yoga for Youth Development Professionals 
April 14 Homework Help and Learning Support 
April 15 Chair-Based Yoga for Youth Development Professionals 
Apr  17 Insight Leadership Series Part III: Leader as Creator 
April 20 Chair-Based Yoga for Youth Development Professionals 
April  21 Quick Connections–Partnership Series
April  22 Foundations for Summer Learning  
April 22 Chair-Based Yoga for Youth Development Professionals 
April 24 Insight Leadership Series Part III: Leader as Creator 
Apr 26  Opening Webinar–30 Hour STARS 
April 27 Understanding & Addressing Anti Blackness at ELO’s Part I
April 28 Understanding & Addressing Anti Blackness at ELO’s Part II
May 03  Closing Webinar–30 Hour STARS 
May  04 Exploring Structural Racism
May  05 Cultivating Empathy 
May  15 Virtual Mini Symposium  
May  18 Planning with Data  
May  19 Quick Connections – Partnership Series 
May  25  Program Planning and Transitions 
May  27 Opening Webinar–30 Hour STARS 
June 02 Closing Webinar–30 Hour STARS 
June  03 Building Sustainable School-Community Partnerships
June  16 Quick Connections–Partnership Series 
June  17 Who Taught You That? 
June  23 Culturally Responsive Programming  
June 24 Water Safety Training  
June  29 Pathway to Family Partnerships
June 30 Opening Webinar–30 Hour STARS